Dr. James McDonough, MD
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Care Philosophy

Asheville Plastic Surgery offers a full range of plastic and reconstructive state of the art techniques.We strive to make your experience with plastic surgical evaluation and care a secure, relaxed and positive process.

Biography

Following internship and general surgery residency at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. McDonough became a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He studied plastic surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas, with Dr. Thomas Cronin, one of the pioneers of plastic surgery in the United States. He then returned to the Midwest as a plastic surgeon with the United States Air Force, serving at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

Dr. McDonough has practiced in Asheville since 1976. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a past president of the North Carolina Society of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Reconstructive Surgeons.

He has been board certified in plastic surgery since 1975 with expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive breast, facial and body contouring procedures. He takes special pride in cleft lip and palate repair and follows these patients from infancy into adulthood. His surgical skills are enhanced through continuing medical education, as well as his ongoing participation in many aspects of the art field including sketching, painting, sculpting, and ceramics. He also enjoys fishing, and will listen to your fish stories if you will listen to his.

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Dr. McDonough's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in Asheville, NC |
5-star experience!! Amazing results and wonderful staff. Would highly recommend Asheville Plastic Surgery!
Hendersonville, NC |
Dr. McDonough was very kind listened to what I wanted and delivered beautifully! I have a lift and augmentation and I'm in love with my results! His staff is kind and respectful I had so many questions and they answered everyone honestly they were there for me and still are I can have a question and or concern and they are on top of it! I've never had a surgeon make me feel comfortable on the table before but he did! I would and have highly recommended him!
Admittedly, I was nervous about breast reduction surgery. I think I rescheduled the initial appointment at least four times. When I finally got the nerve to show up, I was treated with dignity and respect, all my questions were answered and I was scheduled for surgery. It went fabulously! Had I only done it 30 years sooner, I could have avoided aching back, tingly arms and breasts so enormous, I felt like a freak. The staff are professional and caring.
Asheville, NC |
Dr McDonough did a wonderful job, surgery went great. The staff in the office and the nurses were wonderful also!!
Asheville, NC |
I had a breast lift with augmentation. I am very athletic and after losing 50 lbs and nursing 2 kids, the girls were looking pretty ancient. I was terrified to get this surgery but the dr and staff made me feel very comfortable. They answered all my questions promptly. They allowed me to go through my process and let me come in a couple extra times because I was unsure of a couple things. Dr was very laid back, listened to what I wanted, and made a few mild recommendations. He allowed me to make
Morganton nc |
Amazing doctor. Done everything I wanted and need for an amazing price staff and facilities were amazing was there every step of the way to make sure healing was ok wonderful doctor.
in Asheville, NC |
The very finest. Dr. McDonough is first and foremost, an artist. When I had my facelift, his work made the transition so natural, that the remarks I received were in the line of: "You look great!! You never seem to age!" - but they never seem to realize I had a facelift! I just smile and say "Thank You!" (wink!)
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Dr. McDonough says...

Following internship and general surgery residency at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. McDonough became a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He studied plastic surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas, with Dr. Thomas Cronin, one of the pioneers of plastic surgery in the United States. He then returned to the Midwest as a plastic surgeon with the United States Air Force, serving at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

Dr. McDonough has practiced in Asheville since 1976. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a past president of the North Carolina Society of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Reconstructive Surgeons.

He has been board certified in plastic surgery since 1975 with expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive breast, facial and body contouring procedures. He takes special pride in cleft lip and palate repair and follows these patients from infancy into adulthood. His surgical skills are enhanced through continuing medical education, as well as his ongoing participation in many aspects of the art field including sketching, painting, sculpting, and ceramics. He also enjoys fishing, and will listen to your fish stories if you will listen to his.

Dr. McDonough's Care Philosophy

Asheville Plastic Surgery offers a full range of plastic and reconstructive state of the art techniques.We strive to make your experience with plastic surgical evaluation and care a secure, relaxed and positive process.

Dr. McDonough says...

Dr. James McDonough is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a past president of the North Carolina Society of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Reconstructive Surgeons.He has been board certified in plastic surgery since 1975 with expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive breast, facial and body contouring procedures. Here at Asheville Plastic Surgery we have two AAAA rated Operating Suites on premises for a private surgical experience.We see patients for Breast Augments, Breast Lift, Body Contouring, Arm Lift, Buttocks Lift, Breast Reduction, Face Lift, Eye Lift, Neck Lift, Chin Lift, Implant Removal and Replacement, Rhinoplasty, Mastectomy, Mastectomy for Gynocomastia, Tummytuck, Panniculectomy, Thigh Lift, Liposuction, Ototplasty, Basal Cell Excision, Squamous Cell Excision and Laser Treatments.

Dr. McDonough says...

Dr. McDonough performs Breast Augments, Breast Lift, Body Contouring, Arm Lift, Buttocks Lift, Breast Reduction, Face Lift, Eye Lift, Neck Lift, Chin Lift, Implant Removal and Replacement, Rhinoplasty, Mastectomy, Mastectomy for Gynocomastia, Tummytuck, Panniculectomy, Thigh Lift, Liposuction, Ototplasty, Basal Cell Excision, Squamous Cell Excision and Laser Treatments

Dr. McDonough's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gynecomastia
  • Large Breasts
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Wrinkles

Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University Medical School
  • Internship Hospital
    Hartford Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Hartford Hospital
    St Joseph Medical Center
  • Undergraduate School
    Macmurray College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair